Rapid Fire: 2010-03-01

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* “Taking Back the Infantry Half-Kilometer” – US infantry poorly equipped for rifle engagements in Afghanistan? * EADS expects final deal on A400M military transport plane; Euro 3.5 billion funding deal in works. * US Navy, House Armed Services Committee members, clash over FY 2011 shipbuilding budget. * ThyssenKrupp’s Swedish subsidiary Kockums to build Sweden’s next-generation submarine. * Israel’s Plasan secures $170 million subcontract from Oshkosh to supply 1,460 M-ATV protection kits; see Oshkosh’s recent win for 1,460 M-ATVs. * US Army’s NETFIRES non line-of-sight launch system (NLOS-LS) fails recent tests at White Sands. * US Marines go green. * DARPA working on foliage-penetrating radar signal processing workstation to detect infantry moving in dense foliage.

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